Rock your resolutions. Take the Dummies challenge and you could WIN $1,000! Get Started.
11 Effective Ways to Give Your Life a Mediterranean Boost
Linking the Mediterranean Diet to Cancer Prevention
Mediterranean Diet Components That Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Ten Myths About the Mediterranean Diet

The diet can't be healthy because it contains so much fat.

People on the Mediterranean coast do eat more fat than is recommended in the United States, but that doesn’t mean their diet is considered high-fat. The average fat intake in the Mediterranean is about 35 percent of daily calories, and the average U.S. intake is 36 percent.

The key to Mediterranean diet is the type of fat consumed. Folks in the Mediterranean region eat more heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, such as those in olive oil and avocadoes, than they do saturated fats found in meats, butter, and dairy.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Protect Your Brain with the Mediterranean Diet
Appetizer and Dessert Recipes for a Mediterranean Diet
6 Nut and Seed Varieties Popular in the Mediterranean Diet
Ten Tips for Getting More Plant-Based Foods in Your Diet
The 5 Types of Sealife Central to the Mediterranean Diet
Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com